Top 5 things to know about Prescription Compounding


At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the emergence of mass drug manufacturing in the '50s and '60s, prescription compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms and most pharmacists were no longer trained to compound medications. However, the “one-size-fits-all” nature of mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ medical needs were not being met.

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